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    Where would children be before being sent to Canada

    I have two children sent by Barnados to Canada in 1900 they were born in 1891 and 1893 parents both dead by 1893 .
    What I wondered is where would they have been held until then?? I am assuming they were in an Orphanage ???
    They lived in Mile End at the time of birth


    Val

    #2
    They could have been in the workhouse, Val.
    KiteRunner

    Every five years or so I look back on my life and I have a good... laugh"
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      #3
      thats so sad Kite.
      I am so excited about this family as I have finally find their mothers death and the emmigration records
      I did wonder if they would have been taken immediately by the Dr Barnados people.
      They also had a son and I cannot find him at all after 1891


      Val

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        #4
        if you google 'Home Children Canada' you will find a wealth of information. The story of the thousands of children uprooted from poor families and sent to Canada never to see their families again is a massive tragedy that deserves a TV documentary on its own.
        Paul Barton, Special Agent

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          Paul Barton, Special Agent

          Hear my themetune on http://www.turnipnet.com/radio/dickbarton.wav

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            #6
            hi Paul yes I have done that its very sad ,but there is much info not sure what I am looking at is the right stuff for me.
            just seen what you wrote Paul , I am going to have a very interesting read thanks so much.


            Val

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              #7
              I read a book recently about this, and it was absolutley disgusting what went on in our names.
              It appears evryone was involved. goverment local authorities and childrens homes.
              Some of the children were told their parents were dead, only to find out years and years later that they were still alive.
              One social worker in Nottingham started the investigation and I believe it is ongoing.
              Their address is:- Child Migrants Trust
              28A Musters Road
              West Bridgford
              Nottingham, U.K.
              NG2 7PL
              Rita

              http://www.familytreeforum.com/wiki/.../User:Nappycat

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                #8
                Thanks Paul for posting that. I have often wondered what people meant by "home" children. It was a terribly misguided idea.
                Lynn

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                  #9
                  thanks Rita it was horrific wasnt it ?? poor kids


                  Val

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                    #10
                    Praps this might help.... from our wiki

                    http://www.familytreeforum.com/wiki/..._Home_Children
                    Julie
                    They're coming to take me away haha hee hee..........

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                      #11
                      thanks Julie I did read that its where I found out which ships they went on , but I am confused as to where they would be between the mother dying in 1893 and 1900 when they went to Canada
                      I am going to write to Barnados at Ilford .
                      Must go now Tom is calling !!!!!!


                      Val

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                        #12
                        Not just Canada either, but Australia, South Africa, Rhodesia etc and the practise was still going on in the late 1970s - my local authority (Cornwall) sent its last shipment of children to Australia in 1976.

                        The Director of Social Services in Cornwall has since made a public apology to all those children (and their parents) who were affected by this Child Migrant Scheme.

                        The whole thing is a very black page in our national history and the various local authorities who enthusiastically supported this scheme did so for one reason only - saving money.

                        OC

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                          #13
                          As they were girls there is a high probability they were residing at the Barnardos Girls Village in Illford or were boarded out by Barnardos prior to going.

                          Boys resided at the Stepney Home in London before they set off.

                          Union children did go under Barnardos. There is a new database on the Canada Archives site which states what Union children came from and your Muller children are not listed in that one so it is safe to say they were either at the Village or in 'Foster' care before going.

                          Their records will tell you the full story.

                          George
                          Proud to be connected to Elizabeth (Marjorie) Griffin, one of over 100,000 British Home Children sent from United Kingdom to Canada & Australia to begin a new life.

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                            #14
                            Looking at the Barnardos Village in 1901, there is an Ellen Muller aged 14 residing there, born London.

                            Could she be another sibling or possibly a cousin of your Muller children who was not sent? might be just a co-incidence though.

                            George
                            Proud to be connected to Elizabeth (Marjorie) Griffin, one of over 100,000 British Home Children sent from United Kingdom to Canada & Australia to begin a new life.

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                              #15
                              thanks for those replies I dont know about Ellen Muller but she could be a child I have not found yet shall look into it thanks


                              Val

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